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About Avnet

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Changing faster to reach further

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Technology’s next wonder is out there, somewhere. It may just be scribbles on a napkin right now, a possibility on paper, but tomorrow, it could change the world – with a little help from Avnet.

As one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components and embedded solutions, we’ve always adapted to changing markets and needs. But with the recent acquisitions of Farnell and Hackster.io, we’re bridging the worlds of makers and manufacturers like never before.

Today, we can design, make, supply and deliver for customers of every size in every corner of the world – whether your product is still a notion on a napkin, in mass production or at any point in between. Avnet combines the agility needed to get to market first with nearly a century of close-knit relationships with technology’s most trusted global companies. Turning ideas that no one’s heard of into products everyone knows.

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Guiding possibilities - from Radio Row to the Information Age

If you think about it, radio was the start of the Information Age. The medium that connected people and stories, supported military intelligence and defense, and brought music and entertainment into people’s living rooms. Today, Avnet helps to do all of that, and so much more, from the heart of the technology supply chain. But, it all began by inspiring a generation of tinkerers more than 95 years ago from Charles Avnet’s first little components shop on Manhattan’s Radio Row. Expansion boomed during WWII – and continues to this day – with Avnet on the leading edge of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Charles Avnet’s ambition and entrepreneurial spirit still guide the company forward. We thrive on smart ideas – big or small, time-tested or newly emerging. It’s kept us in the game for nearly a century and on the NYSE for more than five decades. It’s not just a philosophy. It’s a business model. Because every great idea sparks the embers of inspiration for the next century of visionaries and beyond.

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We don’t just ship. We relationship.

We are a culture founded on new ideas and emerging technology. 15,000+ people strong in 125 countries across North America, Europe and Asia. Our field application engineers (FAEs) are on the front lines of innovation, supported by sales, supply-chain, design-chain and service teams with deep expertise and a skill for listening and understanding your unique needs.

As you search for your place in the evolving technology market, we already know where ours is. Right by your side – guiding you every step of the way. So you can reach further.

How far can we take you?

Wherever you are in the technology product lifecycle, collaborating with Avnet can help you go further. Let’s explore the possibilities.

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